The Power of Yes

“I do want to take guitar lessons. I do want to learn how to fly. Yes, I would like to learn Korean.” – Jim Carrey as Carl Allen in Yes Man

Yes is a key phrase in English.

Yes grants permission.  Yes opens doors.  Yes volunteers you to the service of others.  Yes gives money.  Yes gets you a date with the hottest person in your class.

Saying yes at the right time opens up all sorts of opportunities. But yes can also open up your world to all sorts of headaches you’d never have anticipated.

Yes should be used sparingly.  Yes means you think something is worth giving up your time for.  We only have so much time to give, you know? We’d better dedicate it to something important.  Like pretty girls or a cold dish full of revenge.

And if you’re Dr. Horrible, both:


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